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Building An Entrepreneur Friendly Community Creating Diverse Sources of Financial Capital.

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1 Building An Entrepreneur Friendly Community Creating Diverse Sources of Financial Capital

2 Introductions Name and Institution/Organization

3 Session Goals Identify existing sources of financial capital available to entrepreneurs Identify additional potential sources of financial capital Brainstorm potential actions that can be taken to increase access to financial capital

4 Local Lender Questions What financial challenges do local entrepreneurs face in obtaining capital? What types of loans does your financial institution or agency offer entrepreneurs? What security is required for loans to entrepreneurs?

5 Local Lender Questions Are there angel investors or venture capitalists in the region that your financial institution partners with on financing? What public sources of financial capital is available for your financial institution or agency to partner with on financing entrepreneurs?

6 Local Lender Questions What gaps do you see in the Local Area (or name of community) for funding new businesses, entrepreneur’s inventions or small business expansions? How can local community leaders help entrepreneurs obtain financial capital?

7 Participant Discussion Questions What actions could the community take to help entrepreneurs better understand 1. available sources of capital 2. steps to increase their success in securing funding What actions could the community take to increase the availability of financial capital for entrepreneurs?

8 Contact Information Name, organization, , phone, address of the facilitator Name, organization, , phone, address of panelist is optional Put your name and affiliation on this slide. Please also give credit to author and Ohio State University Extension Adapted from an original presentation created by: Bill Grunkemeyer, Community Development Specialist Ohio State University Extension


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